Alabama synagogue vandalized with swastikas, anti-Semitic slurs at beginning of Passover

Published 1:34 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020

An Alabama synagogue has been vandalized with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti at the start of Passover.

News outlets reported Thursday that Huntsville police were investigating after the Etz Chayim temple was desecrated Wednesday night.

Photos showed at least two Nazi symbols on the exterior of the building along with anti-Jewish slurs.

A statement from another Jewish congregation in the city, B’nai Sholom, says an attack on one synagogue is an attack on all. The statement says B’nai Sholom has asked for additional police protection in response.

Etz Chayim’s website describes it as a conservative synagogue with about 60 families as members.